The bonus points mean the Bears reclaim the fourth position, but the Harlequins have yet to play this weekend.

Phoebe Murray and Lark Davies scored doubles, while Grace White, Ella Lovibond, Claire Molloy, Keira Bevan and Gabriella Nigrelli scored.

Quick hands and a break from Molloy led the Bears to open the scoring through White ten minutes later.

The Bears dominated at the time of the scrum. The Warriors committed two quick penalties and were forced back twice by backchat, giving the home team vital territory.

A great run from Row Marston set up Murray for his first at the twenty-minute mark.

Davies stepped up to claim his first on the back of a rolling mallet.

Two minutes later, Lovibond broke away from their own half and unloaded on Keight; the ball went through the hands and found its way back to Lovibond, who finished what he had started. Amber Reed converted, 27-0.

Reed pushed his way through the Warriors defenders and unloaded on Molloy, who dodged a few tackles to score.

Warriors responded through Elizabeth Shermer. The score at halftime 31-5.

The visitors scored first in the second half through Cara Brincat, but the Bears dominated.

The forwards went through phases, before Davies scored his second.

Bevan’s sharp thinking caught the sleeping Warriors; a quick and ready touch and the Welsh international scored just under the sticks from five meters out.

Murray scored his second with twenty minutes remaining, before a Holly Phillips offload sent Nigrelli to score on his return to action.

Bears: Ella Lovibond, Grace White, Phoebe Murray, Amber Reed (center), Courtney Keight, Lucie Skuse, Lucy Burgess; Simi Pam, Lark Davies, Sarah Bern (vc), Lyndsay O’Donnell, Delaney Burns, Megan Barwick, Claire Molloy, Rownita Marston

Finalists: Holly Phillips, Gwenllian Pyrs, Ellie Mulhearn, Hollie Cunninghan, Gabriella Nigrelli, Keira Bevan, Jo Smith, Reneeqa Bonner


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